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Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg

Course Details
$75 4 seats left
Start Date:

Sun, Dec 15, 11:00am - 2:00pm

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East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
20 Grattan St
Btwn Bogart St & Morgan Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11206
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 6
Teacher: Karin Persan

What you'll learn in this dye class:

Come in and learn the traditional art of shibori with indigo dye in this beginner class. 

We start, learning how to begin your own indigo vat, using pre reduced indigo, and the history of indigo. 3-5 folding, tieing and binding resist techniques will be shown. Select the few you're drawn to and dye some of the plain items you have lying around the house!  Each student will get to dye 3 pieces, either that they bring or we provide. Clean, white or lightly colored natural fibers (such as cotton, silk, or wool) work best. Leave with one-of-a-kind fibers to keep or share!

Intro class will focus of creating the indigo vat using pre-reduced indigo, while talking about all natural indigo and history of the process. 5-6 folding techniques will be shown including Suji, Itajime, Tatsumaki, Ne-Maki and Arashi.

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Advanced Shibori 
In the next level of class, you will learn how to balance a vat that's already been started and used. 
More difficult techniques are shown like Advanced Tatsumaki, Miura, Kanoko, Yanagi and Kumo. As well as Nui, a beginner stitch resist.

SITCH RESIST SHIBORI with Natural Indigo
This is an intermediate class, part 3 in our series, were we'll focus on stitching fabrics to form designs. Nui, Ori-Nui, Maki-Nui, Mame, and Boshi will be shown. Those who are familiar with hand stitching and are interested in all natural "Real" indigo are welcome to attend.  An all natural batch of indigo will be used for this session, since the stitching will take some time and your pieces will be smaller. In this class you may only bring small pieces of fabric or we have banana size pieces for you to use, included in price.

6 students max
Most supplies provided. 
Students are welcome to bring natural fabrics they want to dye. An email will be sent out with signup to explain all details. 

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Refund Policy
48 hours notice for refunds.

24 hours notice for credit to reschedule your date.

Less 24 hours notice we have the right to refuse refund or credit.


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Take the L train to Morgan Ave and look for the mint green building.

Start Dates (7)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:00am - 2:00pm Karin Persan 1 $75
10:00am - 12:45pm Karin Persan 1 $75
11:00am - 1:45pm Karin Persan 1 $75
10:00am - 12:45pm Karin Persan 1 $75
11:00am - 2:00pm Karin Persan 1 $75
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 9:30pm Karin Persan 1 $75
5:00pm - 8:00pm Karin Persan 1 $75

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Reviews of Classes at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio (66)

(66 Reviews)
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/6/2019
Such a fun class and very informative. Karin was a great instructor and I love the stuff I got to make!
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by CHERYL HAMLIN Freeman on 9/18/2019
The class was delightful. Karin was knowledgeable and engaging. When asked, she shared the history of Shibori in different countries. I definitely plan to take another class. Cheryl
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/1/2019
Great class. Learned a lot, got to make cool stuff. Teacher was very cool and relaxed.
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by Ilana L. on 2/4/2019
Fun and informative. Great class!
Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo
Reviewed by Liza Mendel on 1/26/2019
I loved this class, such a wonderful mixture of science and art. Karin makes the experience both educational and attainable. I had so much fun and felt so comfortable I didn’t want to leave. It is an art form that is so magical. I will definitely go back for a more advanced class in the near future. I came home with some great pieces I can’t wait to wear in the world and tell everyone I made it!!
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Better Than Jam is 3 parts. 1st; it's the textile printing and fashion line of owner Karin Persan, since 2007. 2nd; it's a storefront hosting locally made jewelry, gifts, fashion and accessories, since 2010. 3rd; it's a common use studio space with a core group of 7 studio residents, but also rentable...

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